This post is incredibly long in the making – I started working on a St. Birgitta’s cap several years ago, when one of the people in the SCA (Coryn of the Wode) taught a class on how to make the cap.
Unfortunately, the cap wasn’t finished in class… so I took it in parts home, and then promptly forgot all about it. Then, for the February edition of the Historical Sew Monthly, the topic is “linen”, and while there are more elaborate linen items on my to-do list, this seemed like an accomplishable project given how few projects I was able to accomplish in 2018.
V-neck Burgundian gown worn with a white horned hennin
I’ve offered to teach a class for Avacal’s Winter Crownon February 15, 2019 in Beiseker, Alberta. I figured I’d share a little bit of information here in case anyone was interested. (You don’t need to be an SCA member to attend the event.)
Wearing the finished collapsible, packable Burgundian Style truncated hennin with mundane clothing.
I was really inspired by Jessica Clark’s collapsable hennin and thought it would be a very practical dressmaker hat to take to camping events or anywhere else where packing space was going to be at a premium.
From my research discussed in Dating, placing, & dressing the horned hennin, I knew that I could wear a truncated hennin with a Houppelande, a Cotehardie, and a V-neck Burgundian gown. I still need more research to see if I can find evidence wearing it with a sideless surcote.
I have a masquerade party coming, and I have a certain costume idea in mind… not sure that I’ll actually accomplish it in the long run, but part of the idea included a lace crown/tiara. I wasn’t quite sure how I’d pull it together… so this was a bit of trial-and-error. Continue reading →